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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mastiha in use. Tip 3: Mastiha in Drink industry



Mastiha is widely used for making liquors and ouzo. Mastiha as a drink is usually served as an aperitif. “Chios Mastiha” liquor is very famous, as well as “Mastiha Ouzo”. Thanks to the addition of mastiha, the above alcoholic drinks acquire its flavour; what's more, alcohol’s harmful effect on the stomach is definitely moderated. In the Arab world and specifically in Iraq, mastiha is usually added in the local drink Arak. Moreover, the Arab people often flavour their drinking water by burning mastiha. They let its smoke permeate a jug which is then filled with water.

Commercial Direction of CMGA